About Us

History of the San Day Surgery Hornsby

The San Day Surgery Hornsby, previously known as the Hornsby Day Surgery Centre (HDSC), was purchased by Adventist HealthCare Limited (formerly known as ‘Sydney Adventist Hospital Limited’) in December 2001. Designed and built by Dr J David Wilson, the HDSC first opened in August 1986. It was the first purpose built day surgery unit in NSW, and the first private unit to be licensed in NSW.

Adventist HealthCare Limited renamed the hospital and undertook a comprehensive refurbishment program which was completed in October 2004.

The San Day Surgery Hornsby cares for over 3,000 patients per year. Customer satisfaction surveys are conducted regularly and patients consistently describe the San Day Surgery Hornsby as a Centre of Excellence, staffed by caring professionals in a calm environment. Staff accredit the San Day Surgery Hornsby as a truly great place to work.

The San Day Surgery Hornsby is a division of Adventist HealthCare Limited. Adventist HealthCare Limited (formerly known as ‘Sydney Adventist Hospital Limited’), is owned by the  Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is a ‘Not-For-Profit’ organisation that operates a number of healthcare businesses including: Sydney Adventist Hospital, San Day Surgery Hornsby, and San Diagnostics & Pharmacy .

The organisation originated with the opening of ‘Sydney Sanitarium’ in 1903 - a place of health and healing where people learned to stay well. Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly referred to as ‘The San’, is NSW’s largest single campus private hospital and remains the organisation’s Australian flagship institution as it grows its services to meet community needs.

Celebrating 110 years in 2013, caring for our patients needs is our first priority. This spirit of caring is reflected in our mission, “Christianity in Action – caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves’. We aim to care for individuals in a holistic manner, promoting healthy living, providing state-of-the-art acute healthcare, and touching people’s lives through our compassionate and expert care.